To our faculty, staff, and students, and families - we hope you have a happy Thanksgiving! Click the link to watch the JCSD video of the "A,B,C's of Thanksgiving". Stay safe! https://youtu.be/SoWlMFhHYuk
Secondary Students and Families: You are required to sign in to Sapphire by 8:30 am for attendance (regular Hybrid students should continue to fill out the form), and you must attend class Zooms and submit course work every day. Students check your email and Google Classroom every day. Although the work you completed in the Spring was not graded, please remember that all assignments during our remote learning days ARE expected to be completed and will be graded. Please remember that if you aren’t able to log in and participate because of illness, send an excuse to the secretary, just as we do during normal attendance. Any manner of submission to us is fine - email, mail, in-person, etc.
To any seniors who still need their pictures taken for the yearbook: Senior make-ups are tomorrow at Juniata H.S. If you did not have your photo taken the first time, check your email. Mrs. Storey sent you an appointment time. Remember to dress appropriately!
Juniata County School District and Metz Culinary Management will again offer the option to families for bagged breakfasts and lunches on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. If you had signed up for meals this past Tuesday you do not need to sign up again. If you need to opt-in for meals next week, email Chris Ammon at firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm Friday, November 20, 2020. You will have a breakfast and a lunch for each child for each day of school to be picked up on Tuesday between 2:15- 2:45 PM in the parent pick-up line at your school or in the parking lots at the following locations: former Lack Tuscarora Elementary, former Tuscarora Valley Elementary, former Thompsontown Delaware Elementary, former Fayette Elementary and the Susquehanna Township Building. If you are unable to pick up the meals at this time, you can call your child’s school and make arrangements with the Food Service Staff to schedule a time between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:45 PM. Please email Chris Ammon at email@example.com to let us know your interest in taking advantage of this option along with your child’s name. The sooner we are notified of your interest, the sooner we can get these meals out to your child(ren).
Week of 11/16/20 Instructional Plan for Secondary Students at JHS: Attendance will be done by logging into Sapphire by 8:30 am each day. Hybrid students will continue to fill out the form by 8:30 am each day. Mon., Wed., Thurs.: Students follow their regular daily schedule by participating in Zoom lessons with their classroom teacher each period. Teachers are required to Zoom each period and need to record their Zoom. If students experience technical issues, they can watch the recorded Zoom. Tues. & Fri.: Work days for students to complete assignments. No Zooms required for teachers unless they have information to share. AP, Dual Enrollment, Advanced Classes: May need to Zoom every day – teachers will share their expectations with these classes. Students should check their student email and Google Classroom daily. Teachers will be available via email or requested Zoom meetings from 8:00 am – 3:15 pm.
JCSD Families: Due to an increase in COVID positive cases in our community we will be offering Parent Teacher Conferences only via phone or virtual platform. Teachers will be in contact to confirm which method is preferred. Please find the recent letter to families regarding additional COVID positive cases here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/covid-letters-to-families
Student picture makeup day will be at school on 11/16/2020 to photograph fall pictures. Attached is a bulletin board poster and digital version of your order envelope/flyer. Please post these items on your website to advertise your picture day. Also included below is a link to post on your website: https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/clients/juniata-high-school/fall-retake-pictures-11-16-2020-5/optIn This link will allow parents to sign up to receive updates via email regarding their child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school.
Parent Conferences are Nov. 10. Today a form will be sent home with students for parents to arrange an appointment. This year parents can choose to have their conference remotely via zoom. Parents of Hybrid students should contact the office to make appointments.
FAFSA Workshop Join us for a virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop conducted by PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). This workshop provides an in-depth look at the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), the primary application that students must complete to be considered for most forms of financial aid. Participants will learn how to complete the FAFSA® as well as receive tips on how to answer the most frequently asked questions. In addition, please see the attached document, which will also assist with completing the form. Date: 11/7/2020 Time: 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Link to register: https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=edf4e633b33e4e4764698c046ac9dcdd3
Here is the latest JCSD spectator policy that goes into effect on Monday 10/12. https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/JCSD/page/spectator-policy
Sophomores were given class ring information today. Any hybrid/virtual student who would like an informational packet can pick one up in the office.
Don't forget Monday October 5 is picture day! Please remember your form.
Join us for a virtual Financial Aid Night presentation conducted by PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). This presentation provides an early understanding of the financial aid process. Participants will gain an understanding of the types and sources of aid available to help cover the cost of attendance at post-secondary schools. Participants will also learn how to apply for financial aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs, such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional awards, and federal student and parent loans. PHEAA Financial Aid Presentation Date: October 1, 2020 Time: 6:00 PM To attend the webinar go to the following: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__pheaaconf.webex.com_pheaaconf_onstage_g.php-3FMTID-3De34ccdb3286aa4ce8e5c2dfceafbccd18&d=DwMFaQ&c=9ut6RcAKs8AF_YMM4QH5hA&r=YJC2yUcR0zr-1BOchx8S9Q&m=nKWOANcb9wNOr9ym8WQMOkLwJdrWjDe9eCbKZ8AQEbM&s=W2THo27pXSwmRcBmtOVczqT0Mvm2HVk4eCZPCpYAnLY&e= In addition, a variety of financial aid publications are available for students and families to download or order from our website, Pheaa.org Recommended financial aid publications for the Financial Aid Night Presentation: · FAFSA Bookmark · FSA ID Tipsheet · Scholarship Tipsheet · Student Aid Guide
The JCSD is pleased to announce a new less restrictive spectator policy for all our home athletic events. Please read the details here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/spectator-policy
For the week of September 21, 2020, JCSD is pleased to announce that there will be no change to the instructional model, 4-1 plan. Students will attend school onsite Monday - Thursday with Friday scheduled as a remote learning day. HRE and JCVA students continue as planned.
Please check the JCSD website and our social media outlets for current information regarding potential changes to school operations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, under the COVID-19 Information Page. https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/covid-19-information--182
Traditional students: Below is the link to the information about how Friday works again. On Fridays just log into Sapphire by 8:30 to be marked present for the day. https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/friday-guidelines-for-students
One more reminder: Hybrid (HRE) Students: here is the link to the attendance form you need to fill out by 8:30 am each day. https://forms.gle/6TUAdw42q399rMhX8
JCVA Students: We know students are having difficulty with the program right now. We are working on it and will let you know when the problem has been resolved.
Hybrid (HRE) Students: here is the link to the attendance form you need to fill out by 8:30 am each day. https://forms.gle/6TUAdw42q399rMhX8
For any Hybrid (option #2) or JCVA (option #3) students who have their iPad and haven't set it up yet, please make sure you follow these directions (these directions are from our tech. guy....): When a student sets up an iPad for the first time below is the naming scheme they will use when setting it up. I will use my name as an example. The username is the last two digits of the graduation year, first initial and last name. Example - 22rmarker The Password is first (2) letters of students first name with first one being capitalized, 2020, First (2) letters of last name with first one being capitalized +$ Example Ry2020Ma$ So on the Remote Management screen it would be as follows Username - 22rmarker Password - Ry2020Ma$ If you have any problems/questions, please call the office at 717-436-2193.
Any 9th-12th grade students who need a schedule change should fill out a Schedule Change Form using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKBZdfMfncirPsTwanE6rrBDIHC4o3CkUgN2MUliEBa59DUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Attention HRE (Hybrid-Option 2) Students and Parents - Please review information and guidelines here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/hybrid-option-2-guide You will be able to pick up your iPad and materials on September 2 between 8am and 3pm at your school.
Parents and Students: Please review the information for Friday instruction here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/friday-guidelines-for-students Additional details will be shared by your child's teacher.
Attention JHS Students Schedules will be available on Monday Aug 31 via Sapphire portal Freshman orientation unfortunately is virtual this year. Go to this link: http://jhs.jcsdk12.org/o/jhs/page/freshman-orientation--3
We will be unable to have a freshman orientation this year; however, we are working at creating a video in the upcoming weeks which we'll distribute along with student schedules. Class of 2024 - we are excited to meet you on the 26th of August!
Below is the Health and Safety Plan for Reopening of JCSD Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year. More information will be forthcoming as we draw closer to the August start dates for teachers, staff, and students. The link to the plan is at https://5il.co/idux.
The July 16, 2020 meeting of the Juniata County School District Board of Directors will be held at the administrative office building, 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance. Interested individuals may also access the meeting virtually: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97693183313 Meeting ID: 976 9318 3313 One tap mobile +13126266799,,97693183313# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,97693183313# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 976 9318 3313 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acUY2NJtnQ Join by Skype for Business https://zoom.us/skype/97693183313 The July 16 meeting will include a presentation by Superintendent Gary Dawson on academic program options to be offered for the 2020-2021 school year. The Juniata County School District Health and Safety Plan - Phased Reopening Covid-19 Pandemic may be accessed as an attachment to the July 16, 2020 board meeting agenda. Individuals who wish to make public comment are asked to notify Board Secretary Polly Digon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals may also submit public comments in writing rather than in person by sending them to the Board Secretary.
Senior photos are scheduled for October 30th and November 2nd. More information to come later! Also, there are still extra yearbooks for sale. If interested, email Mrs. Storey at email@example.com.
Students grades 7-12 are reminded to sign up for fall sports using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kY_x9hIxKacX6sMW-LYhgDkdYndLaUVJs6QoCAPv-1A/edit?ts=5ef4d8c1
Yearbooks are arriving soon. Please check your email and keep an eye on our FB page for pickup details.
Transcripts have been finalized for all students. The 19-20 school year is officially over. Have a great summer!
CENTRAL REGISTRATION: ALL new student registrations can be completed at our District Office located at 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, PA 17059 with Mrs. Polly Digon.